It has been reported that more than 1500 companies have failed to report their gender pay gap figures in accordance with the deadline earlier this month. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will now investigate these failures and could take legal action. Potential penalties could include an unlimited fine.
All companies, charities and public sector bodies with more than 250 employees were required to submit their gender pay figures by Wednesday 4 April 2018. According to the figures reported, more than 10,000 companies have published their data, which shows that more than ¾ of UK companies pay men on average more than women, with the median pay gap amongst these companies being 9.7%. In total only 8% of companies said that they had no pay gap to men and women.